Towards the Essence: Emotion, Humanism, Poetics, Ecology

        SATURDAY MAY 28, 2022

Venue: Aurodhan Art Gallery, 33 Rue Francois Martin, Pondicherry
4:00-5:30pm Opening with MOTHER’S MUSIC
Sound Healing by VIBHA SHAH
Poetry of Sri Aurobindo | recited by SUDEEP SEN
Welcome by LALIT VERMA
Music by HARI SUNDARAM (Mridangam) & TRICHY KRISHNA SWAMY (Ghatam)
Photography Exibition of
RAGHU RAI, BANDEEP SINGH, LALIT VERMA, PANKAJ MISTRY,
HENRI CARTIER BRESSON, STEVE MCCURRY, NICHOLAS CORIER
Art & Sculpture Exhibition of
NANDALAL BOSE, M F HUSSAIN, HOMI BHABHA, SATISH GUPTA, B VITHAL, LAXMA GOUD

        SUNDAY MAY 29, 2022

Venue: Aurodhan Art Gallery, 33 Rue Francois Martin, Pondicherry
9:15-9::20am Welcome by LALIT VERMA

9:20-9:30am Sri Aurobindo’s poem ‘Who’ | recited by KARAN SINGH
9.30-10:00am Sri Aurobindo’s Poetry by ALOK PANDEY
10:00-10:30am Sri Aurobindo’s Works by ANAND REDDY

10:30-11:00am Subramanium Bharathiyar Poetry
11:00-11:30am Subramanium Bharathiyar: ‘Bharathi Potruthum: In Praise of the Nation & the Lord’ |
Dance by GURU KRISHNA & PREETHA

11;30-12:00am Live Art: Kollam Yoga by GRACE GITADELILA
12.00-12:30pm Dance Talk: ARSHIYA SETHI
12:30-1:00pm Dance: Navarasas: The Soul of Literature (lec-dem dance recital) by ANEESH RAGAHAVAN

1:00-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-3:15pm Fiction/Non-Fiction Readings: SABIN IQBAL | NANDINI SENGUPTA & others
3:30-4:15pm Poetry Readings: SUDEEP SEN | ANURADHA MAJUMDAR & others

4:15-5:15pm BYOP – ‘Bring Your Own Poetry’: Open Mic

5:15-5:30pm Tea

Venue: Krtashraya: The Aurodhan Gardens, 237 Papammal Kovil St, Thaikuttam, Pondicherry
7:30-8:15pm Discussion: Towards the Essence: Emotion, Humanism, Poetics, Ecology
SABIN IQBAL, ANURADHA MAJUMDAR, NANDINI SENGUPTA, LALIT VERMA, SUDEEP SEN

8:15-8:45pm Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion & Consolation:
Reading | Poetry Films: SUDEEP SEN

8.45-9.30pm Music | MAHESH VIKU VINAYAKRAM & team

        Speakers and programme subject to change